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David Hughes Harris

David Hughes Harris

David Harris Law PA
  • Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Biography

David is an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in major injury and wrongful death matters. David serves injured persons who have suffered serious harms and losses as the result of negligence in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, boating accidents, and other serious injury and damages matters throughout Southwest Florida. At David Harris Law, every client is valued. This is a client-responsive law practice. Every client's questions are answered, thoughts and inputs sought, phone calls taken or returned. Clients come first.

Practice Area
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    David Harris Law represents all injury clients on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no fee unless compensation is recovered for the client. Instead, the fee is a percentage of the recovery. Our contingent fees are competitive and always fair.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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11th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Lawyer | President
David Harris Law P.A.
- Current
Trial Lawyer
Private Practice
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Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Trial Law Track
Activities: Co-Chair: National Moot Court Team
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American University
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
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Awards
Outstanding Pro Bono Service
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania Bar
Admitted
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Admitted
Current
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New Jersey Bar
Admitted
Current
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Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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Southwest Florida Justice Association
Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
Current
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
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Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Life Member
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Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
Pro Bono Attorney
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Florida Bar  # 118850
Member
- Current
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Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter
Barrister
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American Association for Justice
Member
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Pennsylvania Justice Association
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Certifications
Arbitrator
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sarasota Car Accident Lawyer
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Venice Personal Injury Lawyer
Website
Personal Injury Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Sarasota
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Car Accident Lawyer Sarasota
Blog
Car Accident Lawyer Sarasota
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Premises Liability Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Car Accident Lawyer | Venice Florida
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Wrongful Death Lawyer | Venice Florida
Legal Answers
40 Questions Answered
Q. I was seriously injured as a passenger in a golf cart accident and was airlifted to have emergency spinal surgery.
A: You may have such a claim. The facts/details, of course, are the key. If the golf cart was owned by the club, versus the operator, then there may be liability against the club. There may be other factors which could lead to the club's liability.
Q. hello I was wondering if you have to pay back Progessive they paid out on a claim I was in an bike accident
A: If a Florida accident and insurance policy, then your PIP does not get reimbursed (unless you had a deductible which wasn't paid) but Medical Payments (also known as MedPay) does get reimbursed unless waived. If your policy was issued in another State, then different law and policy rules apply. You should speak to your lawyer, if you had one, who was involved in the settlement.
Q. If my now deceased dad have a pending injury lawsuit, does the funds pertaining to the lawsuit goes to his wife?
A: If a lawsuit is pending in court and the plaintiff dies, then a Suggestion of Death is filed, an estate created in the Probate Court, and the Estate is then substituted in for the deceased plaintiff. Only an Estate is legally recognized to proceed as a party under FL law. The Estate is created in Probate Court and a Personal Representative (PR) is appointed by the court to represent the Estate and make decisions. The PR must be a FL resident, adult, and competent (no felonies or crimes of dishonesty, etc.). The PR can be the surviving spouse, surviving child (over the age of 18), or even non-relative. Depending on the circumstances, there would be beneficiaries of the estate, including spouse and children. Proceeds recovered from a personal injury lawsuit would be distributed by the PR to the beneficiaries according to the decedent's will or intestate (no will) legal requirements. That's in a nutshell. Of course, consult a lawyer for any specifics as to how the rules would apply in your particular circumstances.
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Contact & Map
David Harris Law P.A.
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Suite 223
Venice, FL 34285
Toll-Free: (888) 941-4529
Telephone: (941) 499-1400
Cell: (941) 600-9494
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Office consultations are by appointment only. Telephone consultations do not require appointment and are free.
David Harris Law P.A.
8586 Potter Park Drive
Suite 102
Sarasota, FL 34238
Toll-Free: (888) 941-4529
Telephone: (941) 667-6800
Cell: (941) 600-9494
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Office consultations are by appointment only. Telephone consultations do not require appointment and are free.